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*note: Membership fees for new members will be prorated based on when you join. Annual renewal for membership fees takes place annually on February 1st.

Benefits of Membership

When you become a individual or family member of the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society, you not only join our community, but you also gain access to:

  • Current, up-to-date Down Syndrome information
  • Our office library – including journals, magazines, books, and articles
  • A network of like-minded people in similar situations who are eager to share, help, and advise
  • A monthly e-newsletter
  • Social & Event information
  • Parent Networking Support groups
  • Outreach
  • New parent package
  • Workshops on topics such as speech, signing, behavior, wills and estate planning, Music Therapy, Reading and Math Programs Sexuality & Relationship classes, and transition planning.
  • Host T21 Awareness Walk event to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness
  • A presence on Social Media (ie: Facebook, Twitter & Linked In)
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • LMDSS brochures for public awareness
  • Attend school presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up educational programs for students
  • Provide information and resources for local college and university students (medical, dental, and healthcare) to help students understand the medical issue faced by families and individuals
  • Provided ongoing support to the Youth Group, Adult Group and Parent Networking Support Groups.
  • Expand the number of Parent Networking Support groups in B.C.
  • Expand our Outreach parent committee to serve more homes, and hospital visits
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Group Membership

As a Group, an organization or society who support individuals with Down Syndrome and their families, you will receive access to the same information and services as above PLUS we will supply you with:

  • Educational resources
  • Event planning and awareness program assistance
  • Fundraising items (awareness bracelets)
  • Workshop (like how to hire a person with Down Syndrome)
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Corporate Membership

A partnership with a company, who value raising awareness, developing knowledge and lifetime support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

  • Educational resource
  • Information regarding the employment of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Provide customized presentations to staff members
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting




Community Support:

To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register either by phone 604-591-2722, or email at
If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

Topic: Family Fun Night
Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Old Orchard Lanes ( 4429 Kingsway, Burnaby)
 LMDSS (pizza and drinks will be supplied)
R.S.V.P. by April 10th limited space available 

Topic: Family Fun Day Movie ” Sing”
Date: April 8th, 2017
4:35 p.m.
Location:  Hollywood 3 ( 7125-138th Street, Surrey)
Cost: LMDSS Tickets must be pre-ordered R.S.V.P. by April 4th

Topic: Easter Egg Hunt
April 8th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Guertmar Park ( off Springfield)
Cost: A fee of $20.00 will be charged for non attendance.

Topic: Family Fun Day Movie “Sing”
Date: April 8th, 2017
Time: 4:35 p.m.
Location: Hollywood 3 (7125 -138th Street, Surrey)
Cost: LMDSS Tickets must be pre-ordered R.S.V.P. by April 4th

Topic: Board Games & Pizza Night
Date: Thursday Evenings
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mosaic, 1720 Grant Street, Vancouver
Cost: LMDSS R.S.V.P. are required contact the LMDSS office.

Adults Connect (ages 19+)
Topic: Dinner & Movie ” Beauty & The Beast”
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: Cineplex, Langley
Cost: TBA when time is confirmed
Contact Theresa at to register by April 8th. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.

Youth Group (10+)
Event :
Bowling at REVS
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: 5502 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Cost: TBA
Contact Mariam at to register

Health & Education:

Music Therapy Classes:
Dates: Wednesday Evenings, April 5th,12th,19th,26th & May 3rd,10th,17th,24th, and 31st
Location: WC Blair, Studio #2, Boardroom – 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Members $40.00 – Non-Members $80.00 – Siblings $10.00
(Members and Non-Member prices include 1 parent or support person, and the special needs individual).
Erin Parr is an experienced Music Therapist focused on children with disabilities. Over 12 years of experience working with Autistic children, children with disabilities, and babies/toddlers she has applied music therapy to a wide range of situations with exciting results. Erin uses an activity-based method with a focus on and enthusiasm to facilities progress towards therapeutic goals.
Registration Deadline March 20th, 2017.

Reading & Math Program Spring Classes: (Sign Up Now)
 April 25th to June 29th 2017– Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Location: #201-13281-78th Ave, Surrey
Time: 1 hour sessions available – 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm
Cost: $
20.00 per session 

Reading and Math Program Spring classes starting  April 25th, 2017 watch for registration details.

Summer classes available July & August contact the LMDSS office for details and to register.

Sexuality Classes  for 12+
Dates: Next Sessions will be announced at a later date



Dance Fit Classes (NEW)
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society will be starting up this program in the Spring. The dates are will be confirmed shortly, and will be posted.
If your child, teen, or adult is interested in making friends,having fun, and getting into shape, please email the LMDSS office to register at


T21 Awareness Walk
Date: September 9th, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Park (10513-144th Street, Surrey)
Registration, Pledges, and Teams forms will be coming out shortly


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NEW Program
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